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What is Mycroft's job?

In the new BBC series of Sherlock, what does Mycroft actually do? He seems to have a lot of power, seeing as how he can people spied on, deals with terrorists, foreign threats etc. But then he also ...
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Why is Vision so weak?

Why does Vision appear so weak in the Avengers - Infinity War movie? I mean, he doesn't even fight most of the time. If I remember correctly in Age Of Ultron, Vision appeared to be a very strong ...
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Why doesn't Deadpool's healing ability heal his skin?

In the Deadpool movie when Wade his mutant cells get activated, his skin changes so he looks like Freddy Krueger (As Weasel referred too). But he obtains healing abilities and his cancer gets cured ...
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How could Jon Snow do what he did in “Oathbreaker”?

At the end of the third episode of the sixth season of Game of Thrones, after hanging the culprits who tried to kill him, Jon Snow relieved himself from the Night's Watch. How can he do so? One can ...
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Meaning of the Silence of the Lambs poster

I watched The Silence of the Lambs a couple of years ago. Yesterday I saw its poster online. It has a girl (which I am thinking is Clarice Starling, if I am not wrong) and a moth (or maybe a butterfly)...
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What is the origin of Scooby-Doo's name?

According to Wikipedia, Scooby-Doo's name comes from Frank Sinatra's scat line from the song Strangers in the Night. The song was released in 1966 and the first Scooby-Doo cartoon was released in 1969....
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What are TPS Reports?

In the 1999 film Office Space, there is an ongoing joke about Peter Gibbons not putting cover sheets on his TPS Reports, and multiple people reminding him or showing incredulity at him not doing that. ...
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Was the original “Pink Panther” movie intended to be a comedy?

I'm a big fan of the Pink Panther movies (the ones with Peter Sellers, not new ones with Steve Martin). But after watching The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, I'm left with the impression that the ...
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Why does Deadpool say “You're welcome, Canada,” after shooting Ryan Reynolds in the end credits?

In the end credits scene, Deadpool goes back in time to change a few things using Cable's time traveling technology. He goes to the apartment building where a 10-year younger Ryan Reynolds sits ...
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Why did Ramsay strike him?

In Game Of Thrones S06E09, after the battle, inside Winterfell, the giant is on his knees and Jon Snow is standing besides him when Ramsay strikes the giant in the eye with an arrow. The giant was ...
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Which worse thing was Luke expecting in Star Wars: A New Hope?

In Star Wars: A New Hope, when Luke finds R2-D2 (who runs away to find Obi-Wan), it says something that C-3PO translates. Here is the conversation. Luke: What's wrong with him? C-3PO: There ...
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Why do people call Morgan Freeman's character Red?

In the movie The Shawshank Redemption, when Andy first comes to Red (for smuggling a rock hammer), they have this dialogue: Andy: Thank you... Mr. er...? Red: Red. The name's Red. Andy: ...
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Why is it so easy to become king of Wakanda?

In Black Panther, during the initial ceremony, Zuri asks whether anybody wants to challenge T'Challa for the throne. He asks each tribe, and then asks the public in general. If anybody wants to ...
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What's the point of actors occasionally directing a TV show episode?

As an example, Seinfeld was directed three times by Jason Alexander, Friends was directed 10 times by David Schwimmer and Breaking Bad was directed three times by Bryan Cranston. But what's the point ...
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Why were people led to believe that the Apollo mission was fake in Interstellar?

In the movie Interstellar, Cooper goes to school where he and Murph's teachers have this conversation. Teacher: It's an old federal textbook. We've replaced them with the corrected versions. ...
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Why was Bruce's silence referred to as a “Walt Disney”?

Early on in Bruce Almighty, Bruce learns that he's been passed over for promotion in favour of Evan Baxter, and immediately afterwards he has to deliver a report on the Maid of the Mist at Niagara ...
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Was the Gotham Hospital scene a goof-up?

OK, I read it on Facebook, but don't know whether it is true or not. The scene in The Dark Knight where the Joker blows Gotham Hospital up was initially not according to plan, but Heath Ledger ...
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What was Chandler Bing's job?

In series Friends everybody's jobs are well-known except Chandler's. He was very good in math and he did work with some kind of accounting or auditing job. sometimes with a help of computer. possibly ...
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Why were mouse holes often represented in cartoons and movies like this?

I was recollecting on some old Tom & Jerry cartoons and began to wonder why mouse holes were often represented like the picture below. Did it just have to do with the cartoonist trying to ...
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How did Hitchcock enforce the “no late admission” policy for Psycho?

According to Wikipedia, Alfred Hitchcock mandated that movie theaters could not allow late viewers to come into Psycho after it began. The most controversial move was Hitchcock's "no late admission"...
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Why do studios use Roman numerals in the copyright notice in the end credits?

© Time Warner Studios MCMXCVIII Something like this is almost always used at the very end of the credits creep in movies (and TV shows). But why the cumbersome use of Roman numerals? Why not just say ...
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At what point is the orchestra told who the Academy Award winner will be?

During the Oscars, the presenter says who wins a particular award and then the orchestra immediately begins playing part of the score from the associated movie. In years where there is a live ...
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If Agent Smith is just an AI program, then how could he end up in the real world?

In the movie The Matrix Revolutions, Agent Smith possessed the body of Bane in the real world. But he was just an AI program, nothing but some code that exists in the Matrix, so how could he end up in ...
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How do actors avoid looking into the camera?

When I am watching movies I seem to never catch actor's direct look into the camera. If you ever being filmed you will know how difficult it is to avoid the camera pointed at you and I can only ...
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Hollywood movies that no longer exist in any form

Has there been a case in which a widely famous Hollywood movie was lost and there is no longer a copy of it in existence (physically nor electronically)? Edit: let's define "famous" as - known enough ...
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How do actors make eye contact with CGI characters?

In movies like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016), how do actors make eye contact with CGI characters?
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What if a head shaving scene gets messed up?

In movies there is sometimes a head shaving seen, often signifying a drastic change in a person. For example when Lex Luthor gets his head shaven in Superman Vs. Batman or this scene in 50/50. I was ...
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Why wasn't the poltergeist Peeves in the Harry Potter movies?

In the Harry Potter book series, Peeves is a poltergeist that roams the hallways causing trouble. He never really adds anything essential to the plot line, but his scenes are amusing. Obviously they ...
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Game Over, Man…Game Over! - What's the source?

Game Over, Man...Game Over! These iconic words were uttered by the late, great Bill Paxton in Aliens. BUT..they aren't the original script So...where did they come from? NB. "Official" sources ...
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What was the first movie to introduce “blue wire or red wire” bomb disposal?

I have seen Juggernaut (1974) recently. There is a scene in the end of the movie when the bomb disposal expert, Fallon has to choose one of the two wires (red or blue) to cut in order to disarm the ...
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What is it called when a movie breaks the illusion of fantasy?

What is it called when a movie breaks the illusion of fantasy? For example, a character talks to the camera or otherwise breaks character so the movie violates the illusion of the fiction.
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Why did Dormammu keep his promise?

Dr. Strange made a deal with Dormammu: he would break the time loop he trapped himself and Dormammu in, in exchange Dormammu has to leave earth alone and take his zealots with him. Why would a ...
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How does a rifle fire backwards?

In the movie, The American, Jack modifies a rifle for a female assassin; later he realises this rifle will be used to kill him so he modifies it further without telling the female assassin. When the ...
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Do the actors really go nude in the shooting of the movies?

I often wonder if actors really go nude for certain scenes in films. I am not talking about those movies where we can see the sexual body-parts or genitals of the actors/actresses, but instead less ...
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Why did Tony Stark use a normal flip phone?

Tony Stark aka Iron Man is one of the richest character in MCU. Each time he shows up in a movie he uses high tech armours and other equipments. In Avengers: Infinity War he uses nanotechnology in ...
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Why does Batman talk to himself in the batvoice?

In Dark Knight Rises there is a scene where batman and Catwoman are on the roof, Catwoman disappears and leaves Batman on his own he then says, So that's what that feels like My question is ...
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Why was Being John Malkovich based around John Malkovich?

The film Being John Malkovich is replete with unique plot ideas, the most captivating being the portal discovered by Craig Schwartz (John Cusack) taking him into actor John Malkovich's head. Why did ...
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When/Why did American television change from primarily episodic to primarily serialized?

My recollection of the prime-time television I watched growing up -- the 70s and 80s plus whatever were on at the time -- are almost invariably of episodic television. At the end of each episode, ...
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What country is the movie Babe set in, in-universe?

The movie Babe, featuring a pig that wants to be a sheepdog, was filmed in New South Wales, Australia. However, my memory has failed me as to where it was supposed to be set in-universe. The farmer ...
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Why does Westley say Rodents of Unusual Size don't exist?

In The Princess Bride (1987), Westley says Rodents of Unusual Size don't exist to his princess. Princess: Westley, what about the R.O.U.S.s? Westley: Rodents of Unusual Size? l don't ...
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Why do movie teams shoot alternate endings?

From this question, Which was the first movie with alternate ending? These alternate endings are a special type of deleted scene. In other cases, ideas that were presented but discarded early on ...
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Making nature documentaries: scripting then filming or the other way?

In nature documentaries, do the crews agree on a general script then set out to film the scenes that illustrate the script? Or do they film what they can (animals / weather don't always cooperate, etc)...
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What do the spear and watermelon jokes in “Airplane!” mean?

In the awesome 1980 comedy Airplane!, there are two jokes that make no sense and I've never been able to find an adequate explanation for them. Is anyone able to shed some light? Near the end of the ...
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Why did the girl try to kill herself in the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film?

In the beginning of Sherlock Holmes (2009), Lord Blackwood attempts to kill a young woman during some sort of dark ritual and is thwarted just in time by Holmes and Watson. Blackwood himself was not ...
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Is Batman Begins based on any Batman comic or was it entirely written from scratch?

Were Batman Begins or The Dark Knight based on any particular comic(s) or were they completely created from scratch?
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Have GoT's showrunners reacted to the poor reception of the final season?

The final season of Game of Thrones is coming to an end but many fans are disappointed by the rushed conclusion of the final episodes. Ratings for season 8 have taken a "critical nosedive" and some ...
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What was the purpose of Saito's presence during the inception job?

In Inception, Saito hires the extraction team to plant an idea or achieve "inception" into the mind of a CEO. The team consists of trained specialists who each perform a particular task. Saito is ...
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Does Sheldon Cooper have Asperger's Syndrome?

Sheldon Cooper from The Big Bang Theory has many personality quirks, some of which make him a tad hard to take at times. He has difficulty expressing empathy He has a good vocabulary but has ...
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Is this character hallucinating in “Stormborn” (S07E02)?

During a scene in "Stormborn" (Game of Thrones, S07E02), Arya Stark runs into an old friend in the Riverlands... Near the end of that scene, Arya says, "That's not you." Does this mean she ...
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Why does Trinity's kiss revive Neo in The Matrix?

This one aspect of the movie has always seemed out-of-place to me. It's like a stupid cliche out of a kids story in a movie that was previously exploring some fascinating ideas. Up until the kiss, ...

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